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Cenacolo di Andrea del Sarto

Florence, Andrea del Sarto, Last Supper (Cenacolo)

San Salvi hosts astounding masterpiece

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The museum of the 'Cenacolo' (Last Supper) di San Salvi occupies the majority of an ex- Vallombrosan convent dedicated to Saint Salvi, in a now-residential area of Florence just beyond the historical center. Visitors will delight in its large fresco depicting the Last Supper, one of many Last Suppers that are visitable in the city today. This work by painter Andrea del Sarto, located in the former refectory of the convent, is considered one of the masterpieces of late Florentine Renaissance painting.

The monastery’s vast premises hosts important paintings from the first half of the sixteenth century, which document the development of Florentine painting during the Mannerist period. The paintings displayed include works by Pontormo, Andrea del Sarto, Franciabigio, Raffaellino di Garbo, Giuliano Bugiardini and Bachiacca. Noteworthy as well is the funeral monument to San Giovanni Gualberto, founder of the Vallombrosa order. In 1505, it was commissioned to Benedict Rovezzano; the work was never finished. The upper floors of the building are used as storage for works belonging to the Florentine state museums.

Opening hours:
Tuesday to Sunday, 8:15 to 1:50pm
Closed on Mondays, January 1, May 1, December 25
Ticket prices:
Admittance is free.

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